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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Two clematis vines
grow side by side up trellises
on the front porch.
They look dead
as a door nail
until a magic day in spring
when leaves of green
start to sprout
from the gnarled brown.
New runners stretch out
to ensnare a porch chair
and railing nearby.
One vine climbs to the roof
twisting long and narrow
as it grows.
The other is only half its height
and twice as full.
They both bloom big white blossoms
that seem to appear overnight.
They are the official heralds
that Spring has returned
to the front porch
and that it is safe
for the houseplants
to come out and play.

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JerryPat2
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Ahhh . . . A masterful job of describing the clematis' heralding sweet, sweet spring . . .

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Thanks Jerry,
It is funny how one has climbed up to the roof and over and the other one only goes half way. been like that for years. The smaller one blooms more. ~L
LeeJ
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isn't spring miraculous, as  is  this poem....thank you for sharing.
P.U Stinkenbaum
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I marvel at the intellect and resilience of plants. Vines in particular...all those little fingers reaching out so carefully like a climber scaling a tall cliff. With no apparent 'eyes', they just seem to know where to go.

Spring is happening and you wrote of it well.

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Thanks Lee J,
Yes, it is a miracle of shapes, sizes and colors and ridiculous weather. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 04-21-2017 06:33 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks PU,
Spring is an inspiring time of year. After winter has grown old and claustrophobic, just the warm breezes of Spring can conjure a poem. ~L
 
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